Christopher S. Gielow
*** **** ***** **., ***** Fond du Lac, WI 54937
Cell Phone 920-***-****
I am an experienced electronics engineer with an advanced knowledge of
wireless or the radio frequency spectrum. I can design circuits in
analog or digital logic and design full systems. My RF experience
runs the gambit from ULF up to millimeter wave form. I have a degree
in signal intelligence from the US Army's premiere electronic warfare,
military intelligence school in Massachusetts. I have the technical
acumen to understand any electronic circuit or system. I also have an
advanced background in computers and networking. I have held a US
Government Top Secret Clearance with Special Background Investigation.
Here is a brief overview or synopsis of my background:
. Series/Parallel Circuits, Design/Troubleshooting, RL/RC Circuits,
Filters, Solid State Devices, Class A, B, and C Amplifiers, Relays,
Power Supplies, Oscillators, Vacuum Tubes, PCB Design and
Manufacturing, Stepping Motors, EM Clutches, Capacitors, Inductors,
Resistors, Stepping Motors, Electromagnetic Clutches, Transfer
Switches, and Transformers.
Radio Frequency Spectrum
. Wide Band Receivers, Transceivers, Recorders, Modulators, Demodulators,
Antennas, Bands(LF, VHF, UHF, C, X, Ka, Ku & Millimeter), Low Power
Transmitters, High Power Transmitters, Burst and CW, Waveguides, Feed
Horns, 802.11 series, CDMA, GSM, EMC/EMI standards, P2P any frequency,
and Frequency Agile Microwave Systems, GPS/DGPS (for Navigation,
Automation, and Date/Time Synchronization.)
. Series/Parallel Circuits, Design/Troubleshooting Logic Gates, Flip
Flops, Counters, Registers, Decoders, Encoders, Microprocessors, Opto
Sensors and Controls.
. Analog/Digital/Light/Multi-Meters, Spectrum Analyzers, Field
Analyzers, Network Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Time Domain
Reflectometers, Firebird, Acoustic test
PC Building, Server Building, RAID Array's, Routers/Switches, Designed
several types of networks; LAN, WLAN, WAN, SAN, PAN and their respective
hardware, Microprocessors, Hundreds of cable termination types; Co-axial,
CAT 5&6, Audio, Video and Fiber Optic to name a few.
. Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT
Workstation (3.51/4.0), Windows 7, Windows 95/98/Me, Windows CE
. Windows 2000 Server, Windows NT Server (3.51/4.0), Windows Server 2003
. Exchange 2003 and 2007
. Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Visio, Office Picture Manager,
OneNote, Groove, InfoPath, Project, Publisher, Word, FrontPage, Streets and
. Editors- Photoshop, Corel Draw, Corel Paint, Gimp, Cool Edit Pro 1&2,
Adobe Audition, SoundForge, Audacity, Final Cut, CAD
. Anti Virus Software-Norton, Symantec MacAfee (Corp. tier1), AVG, Sygate,
. Automation-RCS, AXS, OPX, Audio Vault, Simian, SS32/Wide Orbit/Google
. Design/Programming- Active HDL(Verilog/ VHDL), AutoCAD
Senior Electronics Engineer, ECM
Jun, 2009- Present
Design, operations, commissioning and maintenance of access control
systems, fire notification systems, mass notification systems, audio/video
systems, and camera/surveillance systems. My most recent contract was for
the Government of the Middle Eastern Country, Qatar. The commissioning and
testing of the final, IP based mass notification system was my
responsibility. The new DOHA International Airport consisted of each of the
afore mentioned systems and several Cisco 3750 routers. The interconnect
was a mixture of CAT 5&6 cable and multi mode transmission fiber. Many of
the devices on the network made use of POE (Cisco 1300 and 1500) or mid
span injectors for their power sources. LAN, WAN, VLAN and subnet's played
a particularly important role in getting these systems to function
together, yet not interfere with one another. Several forms of bridged
networks devices were used by me to facilitate communications between
different IP schemes yet maintain certain system architecture requirements
and security policies. This system was completely IP based and had 1350 IP
speakers, 925 IP based Microphones, 700 IP based noise detection units, and
thousands of discrete IP audio streams. This was an IED/IP based system. I
am IED /IP certified, Cobranet certified, and Livewire certified. To
. Analyze network data to determine network usage, disk space
availability, or server function.
. Configure and define parameters for installation or testing of
local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), hubs, routers,
switches, controllers, multiplexers, or related networking
. Configure security settings or access permissions for groups or
. Configure wide area network (WAN) or local area network (LAN)
routers or related equipment.
. Website design. (Samples: servicemotorcorp.com, cgbeeo.cumulus.com)
. Evaluate local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN)
performance data to ensure sufficient availability or speed, to
identify network problems, or for disaster recovery purposes.
. Audio and video system engineering.
. Install and configure wireless networking equipment.
. Install network software, including security or firewall software.
. Install new hardware or software systems or components, ensuring
integration with existing network systems.
. Can terminate or finish virtually and form of cable of wire.
*References from a former client, Vinit Gupta, are on my LinkedIn website
or are available for your review in hardcopy, if you require it. There are
also several endorsements of my experience, from other past clients and co-
workers, to serve as your professional reference requirement. Please take
the time to review my accolades.
Senior Electronics Engineer, Sovereign City Oct, 2008-
Sovereign City Radio, was a professional (not internet based) multi-format
national broadcasting facility. I designed the computer automation systems,
analog systems, digital systems, and AOIP network to deliver professional
quality audio, video, and remote control, via satellite, to local
facilities around the United States. The core network (Cisco 6500 and
3750d), wireless access points (Cisco 1140, and 1250 for my high RF
environments) and wireless transmission points (Mosley and Starlink, as
well as HP Procurve and some others) I designed to ensure port management
restrictions (such as; QOS, IP address broadcasting, and Multicast
traffic.). I designed all Secure Area Networks (Firebox) and Storage
Servers to house the multi-million dollar music and advertisement
libraries, as well as, well known recording artists private audio pieces.
All security (both physical and virtual) were of my design. The physical
card access network (making use of the Cisco 6500 and a different VLAN)
used Homeland Security approved DSX system and Indigo Vision advanced
algorithm cameras and optics. I am Axia/ Livewire (AOIP) Certified and
worked as a consultant for Axia and Telos-Systems as a designer and
*References from my former Manager, President of Sovereign City
Communications, Joe Giganti, are on my LinkedIn website or are available
for your review in hardcopy, if you require it. There are also several
endorsements of my experience, from other past clients and co-workers, to
serve as your professional reference requirement. Please take the time to
review my accolades.
Chief Engineer, Cumulus Broadcasting Sep, 2001-Oct,
I operated and designed 11 broadcast facilities with full broadcast quality
IP based audio, podcasting, and internet based streaming. My primary
function as the Chief Engineer, was design and consolidation of discrete
facilities into a single functioning facility, managing vendors and
contractors, participating in discussions with customers, consultants,
vendors and other dept personnel to ensure project completion. I designed
all aspects of every system. whether analog, digital, or "netcentric".
Security networks, to audio networks, storage networks, and business
networks for accounting and record keeping and Cisco Call Manager and Telos-
Systems 2101 for Phones (VOIP). I used Cisco Catalyst 4948, 2960, 2960s,
3960, and 3750 switches and wireless point to point (Mark 5,8,10 and 12)
and access points(Cisco WAP4410) for all networks. I received an award from
the President of Cumulus Broadcasting (Lew Dickey) for my design,
construction, implementation and commissioning of studio facilities, at the
National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas. I received my
certification in Wheatstone AOIP. To summarize:
. Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing
environments including computer hardware, systems software,
applications software, and all configurations.
. Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.
. Design, troubleshoot, and resolve analog systems, digital systems,
audio systems, video systems, hardware, software, or other network and
system problems, and replace defective components when necessary.
. Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures to protect
millions of dollars of music inventory and related data, software, and
. Configure, monitor, and maintain email applications or virus
. Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems
and networks, and to coordinate computer network access and use.
. High power audio and video transmitters, burst format and continuous
. Design, configure, and test computer hardware, networking software and
operating system software.
. Monitor network performance to determine whether adjustments need to
be made, and to determine where changes will need to be made in the
. Confer with network users about how to solve existing system problems.
. Custom electronics engineering, power grid design, backup and transfer
power system design
*References from my former manager, VP and Market Manager, Greg Jessen, are
on my LinkedIn website or are available for your review in hardcopy, if you
require it. There are also several endorsements of my experience, from
other past clients and co-workers, to serve as your professional reference
requirement. Please take the time to review my accolades.
Aside from my computer and network background I have a strong emphasis in
electronic engineering. My skills are:
. Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and
equipment to perform engineering tasks.
. Design electronic components, PLC programming, products, or systems
for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific
. Prepare engineering sketches or specifications for construction,
relocation, or installation of equipment, facilities, products, or
. Confer with engineers, customers, vendors or others to discuss
existing and potential engineering projects or products.
. Analyze system requirements, capacity, cost, and customer needs to
determine feasibility of project and develop system plan.
. Evaluate operational systems, prototypes and proposals and recommend
repair or design modifications, based on factors such as environment,
service, cost, and system capabilities.
. Develop or perform operational, maintenance, or testing procedures for
electronic products, components, equipment, or systems.
. Provide technical support and instruction to staff or customers
regarding equipment standards, assisting with specific, difficult in-
. Inspect electronic equipment, instruments, products, or systems to
ensure conformance to specifications, safety standards, or applicable
codes or regulations.
. Plan or develop applications or modifications for electronic
properties used in components, products, or systems to improve
. Analog/Digital/Light/Multi-Meters, Spectrum Analyzers, Field Analyzers,
Network Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, Time Domain Reflectometers, Firebird,
Acoustic test sets, and many forms of hand and power tools.
Electronic Warfare US Army 1989
(Diploma in Electronics-US Army Intelligence School.-Ft. Devens,
Novell Certified Konica Corp.
Computer Network Administration Konica Corp.
Network Based Electrostatic Latent Imaging (6 total) Canon
Officer Academy State of WI
Classified Collateral Material Courier (TS) US Army
Certified Network Broadcast Engineer Society of
VOIP/AOIP Certifications Axia/Livewire Telos Systems
Cobranet/GlobalCom IED Systems